Join us from 11am – 5pm on November 18 & 19th and 25 & 26th for the Nillumbik Artists Open Studio. Escape the city for the day and immerse yourself in the bushland setting of The Baldessin Press & Studio. Meet our studio artists, see a selection of their new works on paper, learn from our printmaking demonstrations, explore the bluestone studio and enjoy refreshments from our pop-up cafe.


11am SATURDAY 18th NOV
Studio Tour &
Printmaking Presentation

Discover the rich history of the Press and the late George Baldessin on this tour of the studio. Meet our studio artists, learn about the art of printmaking through printing demonstrations and see examples of photogravure, etching and monotypes.

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2pm on Sat 18 & Sun 19th
Bromelaid Tour

Explore our extensive bromeliad garden with ecological artist Lloyd Godman, and learn about his living plant sculptures based on the principle of super sustainability.

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11am SUNDAY 19th NOV
State Library Victoria Amor Residency at The Baldessin Press & Studio Fellow Presentation

2016 SLV Amor Resident at The Baldessin Press & Studio, Rosalind Atkins, joins us in the studio to present her new work. See the vast, multi-plate photogravure prints Atkins created during her residency, and gain insights into her creative process.

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11am Sat 25th Nov
Artist’s Book Presentation

Simon Normand joins us to present his artists’ book Before the Clearing: Vor Der Sauberung, Ludwig Leichhardt 1845, featuring hand-coloured etchings printed in our studio. Learn more about Normand’s travels and extensive research, uncovering new insights into Leichhardt’s epic journey from Queensland through the gulf country and Kakadu to Port Essington from 1844–1845.